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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => China, Taiwan => Topic started by: gxseries on April 15, 2012, 10:18:03 AM

Title: Finally found this last Chinese coin!!! (Yunnan-Sichuan)
Post by: gxseries on April 15, 2012, 10:18:03 AM
Won this in an auction:

(http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/yunnan_szechuan2.jpg)

Just what is this coin?

There is a period of time (1906-1909) when a single character is used to denote the origin of where the coin is struck or intented to circulate. While most of the coins were easy to find, some were a bit tougher for instance these:

Jilin (Kirin)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/996074.jpg)

Qingjiang (Tsingkiang)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/999646.jpg)

Jiangxi (Kiangsi)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/1002177.jpg)

Yunnan
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/994174.jpg)

The rest of my Chinese coins can be seen here: http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/china_province.htm (http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/china_province.htm)

So why is the first coin rare? It's just a difference of one character. This coin is actually struck or circulated in the Yunnan-Szechuan Province. Note, this is very unusual because while Yunnan and Szechuan were seperate provinces, this denotes BOTH provinces.

This coin alone is worth more than the rest of the single character copper coins put together - it's that scarce.

Maybe you might be able to find a similar one in your dealer's junk coin box?
Title: Re: Finally found this last Chinese coin!!! (Yunnan-Sichuan)
Post by: Figleaf on April 15, 2012, 08:59:36 PM
Congratulations, GX. Every collector knows how it feels to secure the last in a series. Since China is such a big country, there is an excellent chance that no Chinese living when these coins were issued ever saw all of them together.

Peter
Title: Re: Finally found this last Chinese coin!!! (Yunnan-Sichuan)
Post by: weepio on April 21, 2012, 11:56:04 AM
The coin dates 1906, very nice coin.
Title: Re: Finally found this last Chinese coin!!! (Yunnan-Sichuan)
Post by: Coinsforever on April 22, 2012, 05:24:16 PM
Won this in an auction:

(http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/yunnan_szechuan2.jpg)

Just what is this coin?

There is a period of time (1906-1909) when a single character is used to denote the origin of where the coin is struck or intented to circulate. While most of the coins were easy to find, some were a bit tougher for instance these:

Jilin (Kirin)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/996074.jpg)

Qingjiang (Tsingkiang)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/999646.jpg)

Jiangxi (Kiangsi)
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/1002177.jpg)

Yunnan
(http://omnicoin.com/coins/994174.jpg)

The rest of my Chinese coins can be seen here: http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/china_province.htm (http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/china_province.htm)

So why is the first coin rare? It's just a difference of one character. This coin is actually struck or circulated in the Yunnan-Szechuan Province. Note, this is very unusual because while Yunnan and Szechuan were seperate provinces, this denotes BOTH provinces.

This coin alone is worth more than the rest of the single character copper coins put together - it's that scarce.

Maybe you might be able to find a similar one in your dealer's junk coin box?

Gx I can imagine how stiff was bidding competition when such Chinese coins appears for auction , Congrats !

Cheers ;D